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Good Behavior

Interview with Charles, Rich, Kevin, Molly, Jeremy, Chad and Laura

JM: Did you get off early based on good behavior?
Charles: No, after 81 days I maxed out. I didn't cause any trouble, though.
Rich: no, i was charged with a violent crime ( dristribution and/or manufacturing methamphetamine) so i had to do 85% of my time no matter what. also i couldn't be made to stay any longer if i misbehaved ( unless you got another court charge). i was also not eligible for parole and i had to do 2 years community supervision when i got out, before i could start my probation. but that was changed so i only had to do 2 years supervision.
Kevin: Yes, I served 107 days out of 180. You automatically get 10 days off per month of sentence for good behavior, unless you mess it up. I worked hard and did anything asked of me in order to be released as soon as possible.
Molly: No
Jeremy: No
Chad: no
Laura: I was released early because my fine was paid early

JM: What is the most time off you can receive for good behavior?
Charles: I was in Kirkland R & E. We didn't get time off for good behavior.
Rich: i believe you only have to do 18 out of 30 days.
Kevin: You can receive 10 days off per month sentenced and an added 2 days off per month for working in the trustee dorm, which you have to qualify to do by having a non-violent sentence.
Molly: N/A
Jeremy: None
Chad: none that i'm aware. males automatically do 21 of 30 days, females do 18 of 30 days. If a male chooses to work then they do 18 on 30 days.
Laura: not sure 2weeks maybe even a month

JM: What types of actions do you need to avoid in order to get time off? Did you ever witness somebody losing time off for good behavior?
Charles: The regular inmates in Kirkland worked in the kitchen.
Rich: you automaticlly get time full time off. they can take days for anything you do wrong. from not making your bed, to not standing for count, having contraband( even too many pieces of clothing), talking in the hallways, anything they deem to "threaten security".
Kevin: Staying out of fights and staying low is a good way to avoid trouble. Being cordial and respectful to the officers and superiors is a good way to keep your "good time." Basically, cooperating and keeping to yourself as much as possible to avoid conflicts because there are those individuals who seem to seek trouble and confrontations.
Molly: N/A
Jeremy: N/A
Chad: no
Laura: I never witnessed it for myself but im sure you would habe to avoid fighting or any other confrontation. maks sure you do everything your asked.

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